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Student Accident Insurance available for voluntary purchase

September 06, 2017
​ The Lambton Kent District School Board does not provide coverage to students for accidents occurring at school or during school activities (i.e. athletics, field trips, etc.).  For your convenience, the Board has made arrangements for families wishing to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance. Plans are available through the Kids Plus™...
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The LKDSB on the Go App will be discontinued as of Sept. 1, 2017

August 31, 2017
​The LKDSB on the Go App will discontinued as of Sept. 1, 2017. No updates will be made to the app following this date. A survey of staff, students, parents and community members, was conducted to better understand the use of the LKDSB on the Go App and customer satisfaction to...
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Jasper Construction Corp. Awarded Contract for GLSS Renovation

August 31, 2017
Construction at the Great Lakes Secondary School (GLSS) permanent site is expected to begin this fall, following the Lambton Kent District School Board's (LKDSB) Aug. 29 decision to award the tender to Jasper Construction Corp., of Concord, Ontario, to complete the second phase of the renovation and addition at the school....
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CLASS and school bus operators offer First Time Rider Orientation Day Aug. 19

August 14, 2017
Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS), together with local school bus operators, will host its annual First Time Rider Orientation Day on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. The safety program is for students from the Lambton Kent District School Board & St. Clair Catholic District School Board.
As another school year begins,...
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Thoughtexchange Report Reveals Community Thoughts Regarding LKDSB’s Proposed Plan for Blenheim, Ridgetown, South Chatham and Tilbury

June 30, 2017
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has published a report on the results from the Thoughtexchange process on the proposed plan for the Blenheim, Ridgetown, Tilbury, and South Chatham Area phase of pupil accommodation. The report highlights themes from the 3,653 thoughts that were contributed by 748 participants, including parents/guardians, students, staff, and...
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LKDSB Senior Administration Presents 2017 Capital Plan to Trustees

June 28, 2017
Senior Administration presented the 2017 Capital Plan to Trustees at the Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 27. The Capital Plan provides an update to community partners on the status of the Lambton Kent District School Board's (LKDSB) school conditions and demographics. The LKDSB had 21,955 students enrolled in 2016-2017, which is...
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Presentation of 2017 LKDSB Capital Plan on June 27

June 26, 2017
​ Senior Administration will be presenting the 2017 LKDSB Capital Plan to Trustees at the Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 27. The Capital Plan provides an update to community partners on the status of LKDSB school conditions and demographics. During the June 27 meeting, Trustee Shannon Sasseville will be presenting a...
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LKDSB Celebrates National Aboriginal Day on June 21

June 21, 2017
​ The Lambton Kent District School Board celebrates National Aboriginal Day on June 21, in recognition of the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of Indigenous peoples within schools and communities across Canada. The LKDSB believes student success is achieved through the shared responsibility of students, staff, families, community and...
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LKDSB celebrates athletic and academic achievements of Dr. Jack Parry and Stefanko Award recipients

June 20, 2017
  The Lambton Kent District School Board celebrates the athletic and academic achievements of the 2017 recipients of the Dr. Jack Parry Award and Stefanko Award.
The two awards honour male and female secondary student-athletes from the Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton areas, respectively, who are outstanding in their athletic and academic achievements,...
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Memo regarding inclement weather during exams

June 15, 2017
Exams are just around the corner and we want to remind students and families about the Lambton Kent District School Board's plan in the event of disruptions due to inclement weather. Please refer the website for more information.
In the event of inclement weather, students and families are encouraged to...
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Provincial government changes to drinking water regulations for schools, effective July 1

June 14, 2017
​The Ontario government has made amendments to Ontario Regulation 243, which came into effect for schools in 2007 and is intended to reduce children's exposure to lead in drinking water. Effective July 1, 2017, amendments to the regulation make it necessary for samples to be collected and tested for lead content...
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Trustees Approved a Balanced Budget for the 2017/2018 School Year

June 13, 2017
​ Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) Trustees approved a balanced budget totaling $291.11 million for the 2017/2018 school year during the June 13 Board Meeting. The revenue forecast is based on the Grants for Student Needs (GSN) education funding model, which determines the LKDSB's operating and school renewal grants provided...
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LKDSB Trustees to Honour Staff Contributions at June 5 Ceremony

June 02, 2017
Lambton Kent District School Board Trustees will be honouring the outstanding achievements and significant contributions made by staff members during a special ceremony held on Monday, June 5, 2017. The annual Employee Retirement and 25 years of Service Recognition Evening will be held at Lambton-Kent Memorial Hall, located at 1212 North...
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LKDSB and SCCDSB to Host Experiential Learning Advisory Council Events Aimed at Strengthening the Future Workforce

June 01, 2017
​ The Lambton Kent and St. Clair Catholic district school boards have partnered to host two Experiential Learning Advisory Council events focused on fostering partnerships between educators and the community to promote hands-on, inquiry-based learning for students and to support the development of a highly skilled workforce. Local community partners have...
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Share your thoughts on proposed focus areas for accessibility standards for education

May 31, 2017
​The Ministry of Education, in support of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), is soliciting public input on the potential scope of the Education Standard Development Committee, which will be established in the fall of 2017. The ESDC will be working towards developing an accessibility standard for education, under...
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Great Lakes Secondary School Unveils New Logo

May 30, 2017
Great Lakes Secondary School (GLSS) recently unveiled its new “Wolfpack” logo design to students and staff, which reinforces the school’s transition to a new, unified identity.
The visual identity includes a howling wolf to symbolize the “Wolfpack” mascot, which was selected by the Transition Committee due to its embodiment of...
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School Climate Survey

May 29, 2017
​The Ontario Ministry of Education asks all school boards in Ontario to conduct an anonymous school climate survey on a regular basis so boards of education can help schools: Assess perceptions of safety – from students, parents and school staff Make informed planning decisions about programs to help prevent bullying and promote safe...
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LKDSB on the Go App Survey

May 25, 2017
​The Lambton Kent District School Board is currently evaluating its LKDSB on the Go App. In order to ensure we are investing in communication tools that are beneficial to our key stakeholders, we are interested in your feedback on the app. Please complete the following survey by Thursday, June 8: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8KX8CSL...
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Ministry of Education conducting online survey and public engagement sessions regarding the Third Progress Report on the implementation of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework

May 25, 2017
​The Ministry of Education is conducting an online survey to encourage feedback and inform the development of the Third Progress Report on the implementation of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework . This survey is intended to capture the successes and help to identify promising practices and opportunities...
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Trustees Approve Consolidation of John N. Given Public School English Language Program at Tecumseh Public School and the Relocation of Grade 7 and 8 French Immersion Program to McNaughton Avenue Public School

May 10, 2017
​At the May 9 Board Meeting, Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) Senior Administration presented the Addendum to the Final Staff Report for the Consolidation of the John N. Given Public School Kindergarten to Grade 8 English Language Program at Tecumseh Public School and the Relocation of the John N. Given...
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​Board of Trustees to Vote on May 9 on the Chatham Elementary Schools Pupil Accommodation Review Recommendations

May 08, 2017
The Lambton Kent District School Board will be holding a Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, during which time Trustees will be asked to vote on the Consolidation of the John N. Given Public School Kindergarten to Grade 8 English Language Program at Tecumseh Public School and the Relocation of...
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Supports for safe conversations about mental health

May 03, 2017
​In support of students’ mental health and well-being, the Lambton Kent District School Board is providing parents and guardians with additional resources and raising awareness about mental health support services to promote safe conversations about Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why . The series depicts the story of a high school student who...
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Message regarding Integrated Delivery of Rehabilitation Services Special Needs Strategy

May 01, 2017
​Read a message regarding upcoming improvements to the delivery of children’s rehabilitation services in your community for families whose child may be receiving or waiting for rehabilitation services (speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy). English Version: Letter to families_EN.pdf

French Version: Letter to families_FR.pdf
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LKDSB Parent Involvement Committee presents "Staying Connected: Well-Being Unplugged"

April 28, 2017

On Wednesday, May 10 and Thursday, May 11, the LKDSB Parent Involvement Committee will be hosting panel discussion, titled "Staying Connected: Well-Being Unplugged." The panel focuses on the importance of technology in our children’s lives today while balancing its use with activities that promote physical, mental and social health and is facilitated by Ellie Fraser, LKDSB...
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LKDSB Celebrates Respectful and Inclusive Education During Education Week, May 1-5

April 28, 2017

The Ministry of Education has declared the week of May 1 to May 5 as Education Week across Ontario. This year, the Lambton Kent District School Board’s theme is “LKDSB Celebrates Respectful and Inclusive Education.” On May 2, the LKDSB’s Equity and Inclusive Committee will be hosting teachers and students in Grades...
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Update regarding LKDSB outdoor space rental administration

April 26, 2017
​Effective May 1, 2017, the Lambton Kent and St. Clair Catholic District School Boards are transitioning the administration of all outdoor school space rentals to Chatham Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS).  CLASS has been coordinating the indoor school space rentals for both Boards since 2010, so this change creates operational...
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Update on 2017 LKSSAA soccer season

April 24, 2017
Lambton Kent Secondary School Athletic Association (LKSSAA) has signed a two-year contract with the Ontario Soccer Association, which will be in place until the end of the 2017-2018 school year. With a contract in place, the LKSSAA soccer season will begin this week. The convenor of the soccer league is currently...
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Message from Director Costello regarding 2017 LKSSAA soccer season

April 21, 2017
​The Lambton Kent Secondary School Athletic Association’s (LKSSAA) Executive is working with the Ontario Soccer Association in an attempt to reach a Memorandum of Understanding as it relates to soccer officials. Read a letter from Director Costello regarding the 2017 LKSSAA soccer season. April21_LKSSAA_Soccer_Directors_Letter.pdf
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World-class driving simulator to help instruct Sarnia high school students

April 19, 2017

​ Students in Sarnia will get hands-on driver training – and learn firsthand about the perils of distracted driving – when high-tech equipment is installed at one of the city’s secondary schools next month. Northern Collegiate Institute & Vocational School (NCIVS) is acquiring a state-of-the-art simulator that puts students in...
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LKDSB eliminating student safety patrol program as of June 30, 2017

April 05, 2017
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) has decided to eliminate its student safety patrol program as of June 30, 2017. Although the safety patrol program has offered elementary students great leadership opportunities in the past, LKDSB senior administration has decided to eliminate the program due to ongoing concerns about student...
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LKDSB Launches "Star" phase of Thoughtexchange

April 05, 2017
​Public engagement is important in assisting Lambton Kent District School Board’s Senior Administration in making decisions about the future directions of the LKDSB. As part of the pupil accommodation process, the LKDSB is asking for public input on its proposed future phases through an online engagement process called Thoughtexchange. We appreciate...
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CLASS Launches Free Mobile App “MySBI”

March 28, 2017
​ Getting information about school bus cancellations and delays just got a little bit easier.  Chatham-Kent Lambton Administrative School Services (CLASS), which provides transportation services to students of the Lambton Kent and St. Clair Catholic district school boards, has launched a new mobile app that will provide subscribers with realtime notifications...
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Trustees Approve Consolidation of Forest Area of Schools into a Kindergarten to Grade 12 School at a Site to be Determined

March 28, 2017
​ At the March 21 Special Board Meeting, Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) Senior Administration presented the Addendum to the Final Staff Report on the Consolidation of Aberarder Central School, Bosanquet Central School, Kinnwood Central School and North Lambton Secondary School into a Kindergarten to Grade 12 School. After carefully...
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Thoughtexchange for Blenheim, Ridgetown, Tilbury, and South Chatham Area

March 28, 2017
​ On March 20, the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is launching a Thoughtexchange online community engagement process to solicit public input on the proposed plan for the Blenheim, Ridgetown, Tilbury, and South Chatham Area phase of pupil accommodation.  
Public engagement is important in assisting Senior Administration in making...
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March 22, 2017: Forest Area of Schools pupil accommodation decision

March 27, 2017
​At the Special Board Meeting held on March 21, 2017, after careful consideration and deliberation, the Trustees of the Lambton Kent District School Board approved the recommendation presented in the Addendum to Final Staff Report for the Consolidation of Aberarder Central, Bosanquet Central, Kinnwood Central Schools and North Lambton Secondary School...
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March 9, 2017: Join the conversation!

March 27, 2017
​On March 20, the Lambton Kent District School Board is launching a Thoughtexchange to solicit input on the proposed plan for the Blenheim, Ridgetown, Tilbury, and South Chatham Area phase of pupil accommodation. Click here to learn more.
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February 1, 2017: Message from Director Jim Costello

March 27, 2017
​The Lambton Kent District School Board believes a safe and caring learning environment is strengthened by embracing diversity, and respecting self, others and the world around us. As one of our belief statements, this is at the core of our values as an organization and informs the decisions and practices of...
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January 11, 2017: Memo regarding inclement weather during exams

March 27, 2017
​Exams are just around the corner and we want to remind students and families about the Lambton Kent District School Board’s plan in the event of disruptions due to inclement weather. Please refer the website for more information. In the event of inclement weather, students and families are encouraged to...
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December 20, 2016: Update on March EQAO OSSLT assessment

March 27, 2017
​The Lambton Kent District School Board has been informed that the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) will be delivering the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) in a paper format only in March 2017. Read a statement from Director of Education Jim Costello.
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Municipal Adult Crossing Guard Service terminated effective November 30, 2016

March 27, 2017
​The Municipality of Chatham-Kent terminated its Adult Crossing Guard Services effective November 30, 2016. In the interest of student safety, the Lambton Kent District School Board encourages all parents to review traffic safety procedures with children to ensure safe travel to and from school. As the Municipal-run adult crossing guard program...
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Municipal Adult Crossing Guard Service to end November 30, 2016

March 27, 2017
​Municipality of Chatham-Kent has informed the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) of the termination of the Adult Crossing Guard Service effective November 30, 2016. To ensure continual student safety, please review a Letter from the Director of Education and the Final Notice of Service Changes and Frequently Asked Questions from...
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Municipal Adult Crossing Guard Service to end November 30, 2016

March 27, 2017
​Municipality of Chatham-Kent has informed the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) of the termination of the Adult Crossing Guard Service effective November 30, 2016. To ensure continual student safety, please review a Letter from the Director of Education and the Final Notice of Service Changes and Frequently Asked Questions from...
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November 7, 2016: Update from EQAO on scoring and reporting of OSSLT assessment

March 27, 2017
​The Lambton Kent District School Board is pleased to receive confirmation the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) will be scoring and reporting back on completed Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) online assessments and the assessments that meet the criteria of having a substantial enough portion completed to allow for...
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Board of Trustees to Vote on March 21 on the Forest Area of Schools Pupil Accommodation Review Recommendations

March 24, 2017
​The Lambton Kent District School Board will be holding a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, during which time Trustees will be asked to vote on the consolidation of Aberarder Central School, Bosanquet Central School, Kinnwood Central School and North Lambton Secondary School into a Kindergarten to Grade 12...
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Vote on March 21 on the Forest Area of Schools

March 20, 2017
​ The Lambton Kent District School Board will be holding a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, during which time Trustees will be asked to vote on the consolidation of Aberarder Central School, Bosanquet Central School, Kinnwood Central School and North Lambton Secondary School into a Kindergarten to Grade...
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Lambton Kent District School Board to Launch Thoughtexchange on March 20

March 16, 2017
​The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is launching a thoughtexchange online community engagement process on Monday, March 20 to solicit public input on the proposed plan for the Blenheim, Ridgetown, Tilbury, and South Chatham Area phase of pupil accommodation.
Public engagement is important in assisting Senior Administration in making...
  
  
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